The Dragon Quest franchise has been around since its release in 1986. It’s the first video game to popularize the traditional Japanese role-playing gameplay. Known as the godfather of JRPG’s, having inspired countless video games and captured the hearts of millions. This video game franchise so popular in Japan, it’s only released on Saturdays because children skipped school.
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is a contemporary JRPG created by Square-Enix, one of the top video game developers and publishers in the industry. The composer, Koichi Sugiyama, leads the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra in creating the incredible soundtrack. And the famous mangaka Akira Toriyama, creator of Dragon Ball, who has made illustrations for the franchise for over thirty years.
Now that the Definitive Edition is out for the Nintendo Switch, is this a grand entry to the franchise for newcomers? And is this franchise as good as critics say it is?
Watch the fantastic intro animation to Dragon Quest XI! 🎞🍿
A young man, about to participate in his village’s coming of age ceremony, heads off to the top of the local lookout point alongside his childhood friend. After a series of unexpected events, this intrepid adventurer learns he is the reincarnation of a legendary hero from a forgotten age.
The young hero sets forth into an unknown world on a journey to unravel the mystery of his past, …but the welcome he receives is far from warm. Upon revealing his identity to the King, the hero is branded as “The Darkspawn.” He is hunted down relentless by an army.
Fleeing from his pursuers, the hero assembles a band of endearing adventurers who believe he is The Luminary reborn. He and his newfound companions embark on a quest that will take them across continents and over vast oceans as they learn of an ominous threat facing the world of Erdrea.
Above, you can view some amazing screenshots taken from Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age! 🐉
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